American River LB Jordan Kunaszyk, a CCCAA All-American, is deciding whether to sign with a school or return to ARC this fall

American River LB Jordan Kunaszyk (6-3, 230) parlayed an outstanding freshman season into CCCAA First Team All-American honors and now he's got a decision to make -- sign with one of the four schools that have offered him or return to ARC for the 2016 football season so as to increase his value to teams and have more options...

"I haven't decided what I am going to do yet," Kunaszyk told earlier this week. "I currently have offers from Fresno State, UNLV, Southern Miss and Texas State. I haven't really been talking to any other schools. It's been dead period and I think my name is just starting to get out there so I'm hoping I have a busy (rest of the month) ahead of me with recruiting."

"Nothing is finalized yet. I'm leaning towards coming back to be a mid-year signee next year and be put in the position to be a plug-in fit. My main reason being I want to be at my school during the spring."

As a sophomore this past fall, Kunaszyk posted 118 tackles, three sacks and 7.5 tackles-for-loss while helping to lead the Beavers to a 7-4 record.

"I play sideline to sideline and am very versatile," Kunaszyk noted. "I'm pretty consistent in everything I do."

This offseason, Kunaszyk said he's focused on several things to help him improve as a player and a leader.

"I'm working on speed, power, explosiveness, being more violent with my hands and coming with more pop behind my hits," Kunaszyk. "I have an abundance of things to improve on."

Kunaszyk was a standout prep at Roseville (Ca.) High School, but some of his credits didn't count toward getting qualified per NCAA rules, so he decided to head to American River.

"I wouldn't want to be at any other JUCO in the nation," Kunaszyk said. "The coaches here were great and coach 'O' (Jon Osterhout) was the first coach to contact me and I'm glad I chose to come here."

If he were to leave ARC this spring, Kunaszyk would have four years to play three starting this fall.

Kunaszyk still has some time to think about his decision on whether he will sign with a school in February or whether he will wait and be a mid-year signee this coming fall and he promised to keep in the loop on what he plans to do.

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